|Land Area||303,815 km2|
|Water Area||34,330 km2|
|Total Area||338,145km2 (#64)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$226.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$40,600|
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- Name: Finland
(long form) Republic of Finland
- Capital City: Helsinki (588,941 pop.)
- Finland Population: 5,266,114 (2013 est.)
- World Populations (all countries)
- Currency: Euro
- Ethnicity: Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.6%, Russian 0.5%, Estonian 0.3%, Roma (Gypsy) 0.1%, Sami 0.1% (2006)
- GDP total: $198.1 billion (2012 est.)
- GDP per capita: $36,500 (2012 est.)
- Land Sizes
- Language: Finnish 91.2% (official), Swedish 5.5% (official), other 3.3% (small Sami and Russian speaking minorities)
- Largest Cities: (by population) Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku, Oulu
- Name: Finland is derived from the Germanic word 'finthan' ("wander, find") and is thought to refer to hunter-gatherers.
- National Day: December 6
- Religion: Lutheran Church of Finland 82.5%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 15.1%
What is a Puppet Government?
A "puppet state" is a government that has little will of its own, as it needs financial backing or military support. Thus, it acts an a subordinate to another power in exchange for its own survival. The puppet government still holds its own facade of an identity, perpetuated by retaining its own flag, name, national anthem, law, and constitution. However, these type of governments are not considered as legitimate according to international law.